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Our attorneys convinced the prosecutors not to bring criminal charges against our client under the term of full restitution.

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Represented a nursing home investigated for Medicare Fraud by the New York Office of Inspector General

We negotiated a plea deal that guaranteed our client a sentence of probation with structured re-payment plan.

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What Happens When I Face Federal Drug Charges In NYC?

by Joseph Potashnik on October 27, 2012

If you are prosecuted on a drug charge in an NYC federal court,  you will face a far harsher  system than someone dealing with New York state drug charges. Unlike in New York state court system,  federal  prosecutors generally  do not offer to  dismiss  a case or agree to a misdemeanor plea in exchange  for completing a drug treatment program.

Especially prior to 2005, federal judges were also strictly bound by the Sentencing Guidelines, and  did not have the discretion to substitute treatment programs and  other sentences aimed primarily at treatment for the prescribed  prison terms.

However, in 2005, the Supreme Court ruled that the Sentencing Guidelines were not mandatory – rather, they were  exactly what it says  on the label: guidelines. This has  enabled  federal judges to work out the sentence  in each case  individually, using the factors set forth by statute. Statutory factors to be weighed during sentencing include the defendant’s  personal and  criminal  history, his character, as well as any medical diagnoses or other need for treatment.

Many federal judges have responded to this  new leeway by tailoring their sentenced for drug offenders in a way intended to address any needs for treatment. In New York City, the Eastern District court has implemented two programs aimed at rehabilitating drug offenders.  The programs include aspects such as treatment, educational programs, and job placement. One of the programs is a pre-trial program and participants tend to be identified and referred early during the pre-trial stage; the other program  is for those who  have  already been convicted  and  are  on probation or supervised  release.

Participation in the programs is voluntary for eligible defendants. Participating in such a program can be advantageous in certain  circumstances, while inadvisable in others. If you have been  charged with a  federal drug offense in NYC, you  should retain an experienced federal criminal defense attorney, who will be able to advise you as to  all the available options  and obtain the best possible result in your case. Call our experienced New York  City federal criminal  defense attorneys at (212)577-6677 for an immediate consultation.

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